Two lovely ladies are holding another Time to Stitch challenge and I put my name in along with many other talented weavers. I can't say enough good things about Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller - they are both terrific bead weavers but not only good at stitching little tiny seed beads together, they welcome and bond people together. I have found both of them to be good friends..... the kind that are wonderful, open and real people you can depend on to be there when you need them.I had so much fun with the first challenge that I had to join this one and although RAW or Right Angle Weave was frustrating I did figure out a little bit and did just enough that I think I will pass the test in this challenge.
I was working on a Tutorial purchased from Marcie Abney when I realized it had RAW in the center so I proceeded to make two bracelets. I love those little magatma fringe beads! They really add something special to the amethyst bracelet.
I started this montana blue crystal one and had set it aside - you know how that goes I'm sure....? I finished the amethyst one and was excited to go back and finish this with teal colored picot fringe. I must say I'm quite happy with the way they turned out and I have two more tutorials from Marcie to try next. Can't wait!
I removed the outside beads and left a row of backstitch and then stitched peyote up over the sides of the stone. When I tried to incorporate RAW - I just couldn't figure out how so I gave up and continued with peyote until it pulled tight around the top and cradled the stone nicely. That is exactly what I had in mind. I added a few rows of peyote at the top then two strands of St. Petersburg stitch. What an easy stitch that is but I wanted to use the Larimar beads I had used in the bead embroidery so ended up finishing the necklace with those so that it fits over the head. Now I am happy with it!
The only thing I have left to do is finish off the backing as I'm sure you can see it peeking out on the side. So that's what I did for my challenge. Thank you Christine and Therese - it is always fun to stitch with you. Your rules are so stress free and relaxed. I can't wait to do this again.
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Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller
Katherine Gale - you are here now!